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Workers' Compensation: Don’t Go it Alone Against the Insurance Company
Workers' Compensation pays benefits for injuries or illnesses sustained on the job. Get Fast Answers It’s different from Social Security Disability, which pays benefits to those who can’t work regardless of how or where an injury was sustained. If you have been injured at work, it’s important to get the advice of an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer immediately.
The Workers' Compensation carrier may offer only a fraction of the amount you deserve. Moreover, if you settle your Workers' Compensation claim without the proper language in the agreement, it could harm your future eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.
IMPORTANT: In 2006 and 2010, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board changed its rules. The new rules save employers and insurance companies money – at the expense of injured workers. The new laws also make it difficult for you to get medical treatment, especially from a doctor of your choosing.
Now, more than ever, if you’re injured at work, you need experienced attorneys like the ones at James Trauring & Associates, LLC.
We offer a free consultation to explain Workers’ Compensation and to discuss your options.
Who is Eligible for Workers' Compensation?
If you work for a New York company, your employer is legally required to have Workers’ Compensation insurance. That means you’re covered by New York Workers' Compensation for any work-related injury.
How Do I File a Workers' Compensation Claim?
If you’re injured in a workplace accident, you need to provide notice to your employer within 30 days. If your condition is due to the result of exposure or repetitive activity at work, you have 2 years to file a claim. If you have any questions about the application process, we offer a free consultation to help you understand your options.
What Benefits Are Available?
Workers’ Compensation offers three main types of benefits. You may be eligible for one or more.
- Lost wages (when and how much you’re paid depends on a number of variables)
- Medical coverage
- Reimbursements for travel, prescription medicine and medical devices
- Lump sum payment for loss of eyesight, hearing, facial disfigurement, loss of use of a limb or extremity (hand, foot, finger, toe, arm, leg, etc.)
- Death claim
How do I Choose a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
First, don’t try and take on the insurance companies and get Workers’ Compensation on your own. It’s a big mistake! Be sure you work with attorneys who will give your case the attention it deserves.
When it comes to Workers’ Comp, some attorneys want to get your case processed as quickly as possible. They’ll tell you to “just sign the papers,” they won’t call you back, they’ll make you track down your own medical records, and they won’t answer any questions you have.
At James Trauring & Associates, LLC, we’ll work on your case like you’re one of our own. When you contact our firm, we’ll get back to you within one day to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys or paralegals and answer all the questions you have. You won’t have to run around. You focus on getting better, we’ll focus on your Workers’ Compensation claim.
If your benefits have stopped or been reduced, give us a call. No matter where you are in the process, we’ll fight to get you the benefits the law says you are supposed to get. We’ll give your case the personal attention it deserves.
Our firm also practices Social Security Disability law so we can also help you find out if your injury qualifies you for disability benefits.
We’re with you at every step so contact our office today to discuss your case. We know how to win your case.
It costs you nothing to discuss your Workers' Compensation case with James Trauring & Associates, LLC. To schedule a consultation at any of our offices in Upstate and Western New York, call 888-828-2529 or complete our contact form.